Week 1 Injuries
Nobody likes injuries and Week 1 served up plenty of them to bring some early frowns to fantasy owners seasons. Not only are they setbacks for the team but the player himself goes through a lot of rehab and sometimes they don’t come back the same. Here are the key injuries that occurred in Week 1.
Brandon Marshall may now be able to make up for his disappointing season last year, although likely Tyler Lockett is the receiver you want to target in Seattle. Baldwin kept no secret when stating that his knee wasn’t 100%, and after suffering a grade 2 partial MCL tear, the receiver can finally heal up. He will be missed by Russell Wilson, who’s already leading a shaky offense. The timetable for his recovery is unclear at the moment.
Olsen re-fractured his foot on Sunday and the Panthers already announced that the veteran TE is set to miss a “significant”amount of time–but this one worries me. If Olsen does decide to come back once he’s healthy, it’s going to be hard to think that he can still be that dominant big target that he once was for Cam. No word if he’ll miss the whole season, but IR is a possibility at the moment.
You don’t have to be a Titans fan to have your heartbroken with this injury. Walker was just so consistent and he led the Titans in receptions the past three seasons. Not only did Walker shatter his ankle, he also had some ligament damage that resulted in a gruesome leg injury. Jonnu Smith will now see a heavier workload for Mariota, and we’re definitely hoping the 34-year-old will comeback and resume his role next season for Tennessee.
No time should be missed here, but this is still one to keep an eye on. It wouldn’t be frowned upon if Rodgers decided to sit out a week or two, to heal up for the long run–but a sprained MCL is nothing to take lightly and one good hit to his knee could sideline Rodgers for yet another season.